If this is your first JDRF Ride or your fifteenth, JDRF has the resources to help you train for whatever distance you plan on riding. Some cyclists ride 30 miles while others ride 100. From the day you register until your Ride Day, your local chapter, fellow JDRF riders and the JDRF team of coaches will help you achieve your goals!
I've seen and experienced more moments of out-n-out magic at Ride Weekends than the rest of my life combined.
This is an amazing, powerful, life-altering & life-affirming thing!
JDRF partners with USA Cycling to certify all of our coaches, from our National head coaches through every local coach. Our expert coaches ensure each rider turns into a better cyclist.
Our coaches will help you set realistic goals, organize group rides, monitor your progress and provide clinics on everything from buying your first bike to how to change a flat tire.
Every year, hundreds of riders go distances they never thought possible. Register for a JDRF Ride and discover what you can accomplish.
To learn more about our coaches, email email@example.com.
I find great fulfillment in helping others overcome internal challenges and accomplish goals that they thought out of reach.
JDRF has a series of tools and resources that will help you reach your cycling goals. Once you register, you'll have access to:
These are just a few of the tools we offer. If you'd like to learn more about our training resources, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What type of bike do I need to do a JDRF Ride?
The simple answer is any bike that is comfortable and that is in good operating condition. When doing a JDRF ride, these are not races. These are charity rides with the objective being to complete a distance that you select.
Most people use a road bike, which is a fairly lightweight bike with narrow tires and anywhere from 18 to 27 gears, but some people use hybrid bikes, which tend to be more upright and have upright handlebars. The best advice is to get a bike that fits you well and on which you feel comfortable sitting on and riding for several hours at a time.
100 miles is a long way to ride a bike. How can I possibly get myself in shape to ride that far?
The JDRF Ride to Cure is about the mission, not the miles, so there is no minimum length for any of our Rides. However, many people do complete the entire 100 mile course at each ride. Each rider will have the support of a coach who will help them train to reach and exceed whatever their mileage goal is.
What are some tips to help me be able to ride the distance and be comfortable doing so?
How often should I be riding?
The number one way to get better at riding a bike is by riding a bike. Your coach will help you set your mileage goal and will create a plan that will help you reach it.
How many miles should I ride in training for the Ride to Cure?
What's the best piece of advice you can give me as a first time rider?
Allow the JDRF Ride to change your life. There are many riders who start out doing the Ride as a fundraiser or because a friend or family member was recently diagnosed, and then discovered that they really enjoyed bike riding, and have kept it up year after year. You can use the JDRF Ride experience to change your life and become more active, more fit, lose weight if you need to, and become healthier.
Choose from seven stunning destinations
You'll join fellow riders to take part in lively seminars, excursions around town, award dinners and team celebrations that all lead up to the main event—Ride Day.
Have questions? Let's talk.
Call us at 888-533-9255 or send us a message and we'll answer any questions you might have about joining the JDRF Ride.
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